Below is a sample listing of some of our recent major research paper (MRP) and thesis titles.


  • A Vicious Cycle: An Examination of How the Feedback Loop Between Coup-proofing and Regime Insecurity Helped Facilitate the Rise of Pro-government Militias in the Syrian Conflict
  • Feasibility of Municipal Tax Reform: Seeking Accountability in the Municipal Budget with Tax Choice
  • Printing the Bomb: Additive Manufacturing and Nuclear Proliferation
  • Standards for the Control of Algorithmic Bias in the Canadian Administrative Context
  • Locating Emissions Outside the State: An Assessment of Alternative Models for Carbon Emissions Accounting
  • Alberta’s Critical Infrastructure Defence Act: Implications for Indigenous Communities
  • Canada a Global Health Influencer? Rethinking The Impact of Canada’s Political Theatrics on Public Diplomacy During the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Narratives, the Self, and the Military: Understanding the Narrative of Canada’s Special Operations Forces


  • Fighting Fires: The Effectiveness of Intergovernmental Emergency Management in Canada
  • Climate Crisis vs COVID Crisis: A Comparative Look at Environmental Deregulation During the Early Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Who’s for the Trench: A Comparative Analysis of War-Related Discourse in the COVID-19 Speeches of the Prime Ministers of Australia and Canada


  • Understanding the Racial Policing of Black Canadians by Toronto's Police Service in Canada
  • The Varying Strategic Frameworks Employed to Navigate China’s Adventurism in Southeast Asia
  • Strategic Competition in Artificial Intelligence and the Balance of Power
  • Phasing out Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Canada: a Policy Roadmap
  • Challenging Collaborative Consumption at a Critical Juncture: Airbnb in the Matrix of Gentrification and Colonization
  • Economic Sanctions and Nuclear Non-proliferation: A Comparative Study of North Korea and Iran


  • The Patterns and Variations of US Influence Since 2001: A Middle East Case Study
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Performance and Transparency in Canada’s Natural Resource Sector
  • Al-Wala wa-l-Bara and the Western Foreign Fighters of the Islamic State
  • Timing is everything: Why Donald Trump succeeded on the ideas of Patrick Buchanan
  • More Than a Labour of Love: An Analysis of Precarious Living and Working Conditions of Filipina Domestic Workers Employed Under Canadian Live-in Caregiver Program


  • It’s Twitter, Stupid: Populism and New Media
  • Profiling Municipal Decision Agendas: A Pilot Study of Southern Ontario
  • Representations of Violent Women in Popular Culture and World Politics: The Mothers, Monsters, Whores, and Penitents of Young Adult Fantasy
  • Nordic Interventions in African Sustainable Water Development: Addressing Participation Deficits as a Primary Success Factor
  • Politics of Fear: Unitary Bias of a Federal Design in Nepal
  • Finalization of Corporate Governance
  • From Bilateral Investment Treaties to Cooperation and Facilitation Investment Agreements: A Study of the Brazilian Experience


  • Preventing Deaths in Custody: The Role of the Coroner's Inquest in Policy Change
  • “Free” to Express: Media Rights and Broadcasting Policy in Canada and the United States
  • Reforming the Status Quo in the Financial Sector: A comparison of post- 2008 Financial Governance Reforms in the United States and United Kingdom
  • A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Representation of Women in Canadian Armed Forces Policies and its Connection to Sexual Assault
  • Reproduction and the Ecological Dominance of Capitalism: Fertility in Advanced Capitalist Countries since the 1960s
  • Parallel Institutions in Global Economic Governance: A Comparative Analysis of the NDB, AIIB and the Silk Road Fund
  • To Save or Spend Oil Wealth: A Comparative Analysis of the Sovereign Wealth Funds of Norway and Alberta
  • Changes in Canadian Anti-Terrorism Policy Through Discourse


  • Manifesting Belief in Canadian Law: What is `Freedom of Conscience'?
  • The Rise of the Islamic State: Why Was It So Successful?
  • Reform, Risk, and Rural Migrants: A Case Study of Shenzhen’s Healthcare System and its Impact on Socioeconomic Risk for Chinese Migrants
  • A Comparison of Alberta and Ontario: Who is Incorporating Indigenous Content Better Within Its High School Curriculum? 
  • A Table Set for Two - Climate Change and Food Security: Who Governs?
  • Progress or the Status Quo? Systems-Thinking and Targeted Practice in Development
  • Orwellian Canada: Our Home and Surveilled Land
  • Assessing the United Nations' Effectiveness in Tackling Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Conflict
  • Measure Twice, Cut Once: The Use of Evidence-Based Policy-Making in Canadian Social Assistance Policy


  • Central Bank Liquidity Swaps During the Time of Economic Crises: A Political Economy Perspective
  • Is Bosnia Ready for Reconciliation? Peace Education in the Aftermath of the "Bosnian Spring"?
  • Unintended Consequences: A Political Legacy of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Idle No More Movement
  • Beyond Disposition: Accumulation by Dispossession and the Governing of Access
  • From Subsidies to Obesity: Increased Carbohydrate Consumption and the American Taxpayer's Double Burden


  • The Strategies of Small States in Maintaining Resilience in a "Vulnerable" Environment
  • How Does Local Ownership Increase Security Sector Reform Success?
  • Black Gold and Population Growth: Decreasing Oil Reservoirs, Increasing Population Growth, and State-Society Relations in Saudi Arabia
  • Sex and the City: The Growth and Development of Human Sex Trafficking within Global Cities
  • Little Mortar, Little Concern for the Developing World: Evaluating the Influence of the BRICS on Governance Reforms in the UNSC and IMF
  • Technological Innovation: A "Top Up" and "Bottom Down" Explanation of Wage Inequality
  • Kadyrovization in the Caucasus: Causes and Consequences of Allowing a Warlord to Thrive in Chechnya


  • Explaining the Paradox: Canada's Position in the Agricultural Trade Negotiations of the Uruguay and Doha Rounds
  • US-Canada Security Relations in the Post-9/11 Era: An Examination of Peripheral Dependency Theory
  • Analyzing the Necessary Conditions for Successful Participatory Budgeting: A Study of Four Municipalities in Brazil
  • #GenerationFlux: New Considerations of Youth Voter Turnout Decline in Canada
  • Bollywood Diplomacy: Emerging Dimensions in Indian Foreign Policy
  • Robots at War: The Ethics of Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles
  • Local Governments and Policy Responses: The Case of Shifang Protest
  • Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in North America: Comparing Canadian and U.S. Attitude


  • The Bigger Picture: Analysis of Euroscepticism Through the Prism of Trust in Mass Media Channels
  • The Roles of Non-State Actors in Transboundary Water Management
  • An Exploration of the Role of Women's CSOs in Peacebuilding Processes: Current Practices and Future Possibilities
  • The U.S. Financial Crisis and the Greek Sovereign Debt Crisis
  • Entrepreneurs of Violence - The Case of Karachi
  • Catalyst for Crises: The Effect of Expansionary Monetary Policy on Global Food Crises


  • The Effect of Issues and Groups on the Changes in Overall Sovereignty Support in Quebec
  • The Role of Process Legitimacy in Post-Conflict Constitution Making
  • Democratic Regime Advantage?: Acculturation Experiences of the Palestinian Diaspora
  • The Woman Question: A Study of Women's Advancement in Middle Eastern Society
  • Demand, Dislocation, Domination: The Three D's to Human Control
  • Transitional Justice Off Balance: The Effectiveness of Justice Mechanisms and the Rule of Law
  • Understanding the Effects of the Decriminalization of Drug Use on Organized Crime: A Study of Portugal